Global human rights organization, Open Society Foundations, announced Sunday it has donated $5 million in a matching grant to the Sundance Institute to help further the development of documentary films.
"My foundations have long supported arts and culture — especially film — as a means to build and strengthen open societies around the world," George Soros, founder and chairman of the Open Society Foundations, said in a statement. "This support will help bring open society issues to a wider audience."
The money will go to aid The Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program, which the foundation launched in 1996. The year-round program provides grants to filmmakers, labs, and resources to help develop documentaries.